OUR HISTORY

In 1973, Carlton & Gladys Teate started the Florida Wildlife Hospital & Sanctuary (FWH) to care for sick and injured animals.  For many years they cared for wildlife at their home on Otter Creek Lane in Melbourne and partnered with Humane Society.  After going through location and management changes, the facility reopened on the current site in February of 1998, working out of the house in the front of the property.  The new hospital was built in 2003.  Throughout all the changes, the mission has remained the same: to aid injured, sick and abandoned wildlife and return them to their place in the ecosystem.  In addition to providing quality animal care, FWH fields questions from the community regarding wildlife, provides educational programs for school groups and the public, and offers rewarding volunteer opportunities.  Our onsite, licensed and permitted rehabilitator is Sherry Braden.  Sherry came to FWH in 2001 as a volunteer.  We work closely with BCSO Animal Control and Florida Fish and Wildlife as well as other wildlife rehabilitators in the state.

Current Board Members are:                                           Advisory Board:

Eileen Olejarski, President                                              Hyta Mederer

Heather Malzone Fresa, Secretary                                  Dr. Deb Anderson

Linda Archer                                                                   Dr. Stephen Grigsby

Jo Faden                                                                         Melissa Martin

Bill Bjork

Margie Mitchell

Pat Higgs

Florida Wildlife 

Hospital & Sanctuary 

4560 North US Highway 1

Palm Shores, FL 32935

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